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Canisius in the News

Higher Education Reporter Dan Miner interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley for a story in today’s Business First entitled “How Canisius College Finally Started Growing Again.” Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Memorial Mass Planned for Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ

Canisius College will celebrate the life of Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, during a memorial Mass on Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  The beloved “Doogs” died on May 11 in Murray-Weigel Hall.  He was 95. 

The Mass for Father Dugan is appropriately timed to take place during Alumni Weekend, in order to accommodate an outpouring from former students who want to pay tribute to the longtime moderator of athletics. 

Click here to add the memorial Mass to your calendar.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Father Dugan on Tuesday, May 14 at the Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel. 

Donations in memory of Father Dugan can be made to the Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Scholarship Fund, Attn: Institutional Advancement, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14208 or by visiting

Submitted by: College Communications

New Summer Parking Regulations

With the development of the Catholic Health System’s (CHS) partnership at Science Hall and increasing activity on the main campus, some new parking regulations will go into effect this summer.

We are making great progress on the renovations to Science Hall. Although we don’t expect the construction to be complete until early August, CHS and their partners at Epic health systems are planning to begin their work on campus in interim space available in Science Hall, Old Main and Churchill Tower beginning on May 22.  They are expected to have teams working on campus between 7 AM and 7 PM. 

I know parking has been a concern for some, but our studies demonstrate that we can comfortably accommodate CHS.  Our agreement with CHS provides for 125 spots over the term of the lease. Fifty (50) of those spots have been made available on the second floor of the Science Hall Parking Ramp and seventy-five (75) in the Spillman Lot. All CHS parking spots have been identified and are distinguished by White Paint stripes versus the traditional yellow. They will also receive Canisius parking tags that identify them as CHS employees and authorize them to park in designated areas. This summer, the ramp will remain open to all to accommodate the additional activity on campus.

Finally, with the Institutional Advancement Division now housed in Martin Hall, we have many additional employees on the main campus and an increased number of guests and donors visiting Canisius. Therefore, the Main Eastwood (Bagen) Lot will no longer have relaxed parking rules during the summer. Only “A” permits are permitted to park in the Main Eastwood Lot.  Please also remember that the Tower Lot is designated for visitors only throughout the year.  As a courtesy to our guests, please observe these restrictions. Flexible parking is permitted in other employee parking lots effective May 20 through August 16, 2019. 

Thank you for your support, and I appreciate your cooperation as we implement these changes.

Submitted by: Marco F. Benedetti, vice president, Business & Finance

The Dome Moves to a Summer Schedule

Starting Tuesday, May 21, The Dome will publish every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, until the first week of classes for the fall semester. At that time, The Dome will then return to Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. on the Monday and Wednesday before publication.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Register for the Corporate Challenge!

Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Corporate Challenge!

The 3.5 mile course begins and ends at Delaware Park and will take place on Thursday, June 13. All faculty and staff, whether they are racers, joggers or walkers, are invited to join the Canisius College Corporate Challenge Team. The race start time is 6:45 p.m. The Canisius College hospitality tent opens at 5:00 p.m. and Chartwells will provide refreshments before and after the race.

To register to run or walk on the Canisius team, click here. Those who do not want to walk or run in the race but would still like to come have refreshments and socialize are welcome! The hospitality tent entry fee is $6.00 and includes parking at Demerly Hall for Canisius College participants.

RSVP to Mary Braun, Human Resources Assistant, at or at Ext. 2240. For all participants, make check payable to Canisius College. Send payments to Gary Lew, director of purchasing, attention: Facilities Management Office, Bagen Room 07.

Registration for the event ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer for further details. If you have any questions, contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources